Top 25 among the nation’s public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report
93% of freshmen return for sophomore year, making UConn’s return rate one of the top 20 in the nation for public research universities.
Welcome to UConn Nation
Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut is ranked among the top 25 public research universities in the United States. With 10 schools and colleges offering undergraduate degrees, UConn is a top research university that provides students unparalleled access to hands-on learning opportunities.
Students learn and work alongside the top faculty in their fields; professors who are dedicated to bettering the world through research and inspiring students through advising and mentorship.
At UConn, students are encouraged to pursue their passions and learn what they love—your community of peers will inspire you, challenge you, and make your best better every day.
An inspiring environment
Located in the heart of the Northeast, UConn’s proximity to New York City and Boston makes for an energizing environment. The safe main campus in Storrs has everything students need or want, and cafés, shops, and restaurants are just steps away in downtown Storrs.
With one of the highest percentages of students living on campus of any public university in the nation, your friends will always be around—days, nights, and weekends. Residence halls, suites, and apartments each have their own amenities, from volleyball courts to makerspaces.
Find your fit
Over 700 clubs and organizations allow students to pursue their interests outside the classroom—and the four art galleries and five theaters on campus ensure there are plenty of options to choose from on a night off from your studies.
Live in one of our residence halls, suites, or apartments, and explore your passions further by joining one of 20 Learning Communities, where you live and learn among peers with similar interests.
UConn’s five cultural centers serve as resources for the richly diverse and inclusive campus community comprised of students from more than 90 different countries. If exploration is what interests you, Education Abroad offers 135 unique programs, including study, internship, research, and service learning opportunities in 35 countries.
The presence of Connecticut’s flagship university is felt throughout the entire state. Regional campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury complement our main campus in Storrs by offering small classes, esteemed faculty, exclusive internships, a variety of majors, and increased flexibility. Students can begin their studies at any of our regional campuses and seamlessly transition to the main campus in Storrs after 54 credits of coursework. Select degrees may also be completed entirely at a regional campus.
Spirit. Pride. Tradition. Students past and present will tell you there’s nothing quite like the UConn community. We’re tied together by the rush of cheering for our championship athletic teams and boundless love for our school. Winning is just one of UConn’s many traditions: women’s basketball holds the longest winning streak of any college basketball team, while men’s basketball and the field hockey team are both four-time national champions. With 24 Division I athletics teams to root for, there’s no shortage of Husky pride on campus.
Students today, Huskies forever
UConn’s Center for Career Development is a resource for job preparation beginning as early as your first year. Take advantage of the annual Internship Fair, designed to help you make connections. Meet one-on-one with a career consultant to learn about your career options, or attend mock interview workshops to sharpen your presentation skills. With over 800 companies actively recruiting students on campus each year, practice makes perfect and preparation is key.
Everything you learn at UConn is designed to help you achieve your goals. You’ll carry your UConn experience with you through friends who become family, Husky Pride that becomes part of your identity, and dreams that become your reality. Expand your circle and join a network of 259,000 alumni worldwide.
Take it in
Interested in learning more about what UConn can offer you? For details on the admission process or to schedule a campus tour, visit admissions.uconn.edu.